Leandro Motta
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Band to Join, Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Other Percussion, Other, Lead Guitar, Drums, Background Singer.

ABOUT

www.leandromotta.com

• The Risk, an own song inspired by the discovery of the oldest tree in the world – a 9,550 year-old spruce – has rendered an article in Umea University, Sweden (http://bit.ly/kzfWO5).

• Formed the band KG & The VIPs along with the former South African Idol’s Finalist Kgomotso Tsatsi. The band won 2008 Honey Jam sponsored by Now magazine and played in many clubs in Toronto and in the GTA in 2008 and 2009

• Supported American Harmonica Player and 2006 Grammy Music Award winner Peter Madcat, who worked with jazz legends such as Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond - through bass and singing over period of nine years (www.madcatmusic.net/grammy.html)

• Recorded Peter Madcat’s Live Album “Live in Rio” which became of the artist’s best selling CDs (www.madcatmusic.net/store.html)

• Worked with Martin ‘Doc’ McKinney – producer of Sting and Sinead O’Connor among others – as production / recording assistant and bass player

• Diploma in Audio Recording, TARA / EMI Music Publishing Canada

• Bachelor Degree in Music Education

• Appeared on National Broadcast TV Shows including an Audience Talk Show in front of 600.000+ viewers

• Supported both national and international artists, including former members of a Multi Gold and Platinum Disc Awarded Band. Played and sang live and at recording sessions; composed and produced music CDs.

• Recorded six CDs since 1996, including a solo album – sang, played bass guitar and percussion, composed and produced the album.

• Co-founded the Toronto based Band The Celebration Army. The band had a strong presence in the Toronto Music Scene and shared the stage with names like The Trews, David Wilcox, Crown Lands, The Pack AD, Wild T and Ian Moore. The Army also played festivals such like NXNE, Indie Week, Voodoo Rock Fest and Canadian Music Week.

• In April, 2022, released the single - Clear?. The song was self written, performed and recorded. It is available on all digital streaming platforms. Along with the song, an official video was also released.

Screen name:
Leandro Motta
Member since:
Jul 21 2008
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

The most ecletic ones, such as Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Neil Finn, Arcade Fire, Tori Amos, Bjork, Thin Lizzy, Prefab Sprout, Elvis Costello, Glenn Hughes, Jorge Drexler, Chet Baker, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Sting...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

You can reach me through my FB page or even through my WS. It's easy: my name dot com - I'm not a premium member.

MUSIC